Batter Up

Hey, check it out! The Mets issued a new roster loaded with new numbers. Interesting additions include Ronny Paulino wearing No. 9; Chin-Lung Hu at 17; pitchers Taylor Buchholz (33) Chris Capuano 38 although we argued for 47);  and D.J. Carrasco on track to become the first No. 77 in Mets history. A group of contenders for roster slots is as usual dressed in the 60s, and the coaching staff includes new numbers for Dave Hudgens (52); Mookie Wilson (53 – really?); Ken Oberkfell (55); Jon Debus (56); and bullpen catcher  Rafael Arroyo (58).

Still anticipating new issues for pitcher Chris Young and outfielder Scott Hairston, the latest additions to the squad, as well as uniforms for non-roster invitees: Pitchers Boof Bonser, Taylor Tankersley and Michael O’Connor; infielder Russ Adams; and outfielder Willie Harris. Pitcher Ryota Igarashi, who was dropped from the 40-man roster and waived earlier this winter, is not listed with the NRIs but we’d expect to see him in 18 at camp. Ike Davis is still listed in 29, but 20 is vacant, so watch that space.

Current numerical roster (recent additions in bold):

1 Luis Castillo, 2B
2 Justin Turner, 2B
3 Luis Hernandez, INF
4 Vacant
5 David Wright, 3B
6 Nick Evans, OF
7 Jose Reyes, SS
8 Vacant
9 Ronny Paulino, C
10 Terry Collins, manager
11 Ruben Tejada, INF
12 Vacant
13 Mike Nickeas, C
14 Retired
15 Carlos Beltran, OF
16 Angel Pagan, OF
17 Chin-Lung Hu, INF 
18 Ryota Igarashi, P
19 Vacant
20 Vacant
21 Lucas Duda, OF
22 Vacant
23 Vacant
24 Vacant
25 Vacant
26 Fernando Martinez, OF
27 Vacant
28 Daniel Murphy, 1B-2B-OF
29 Ike Davis, 1B
30 Josh Thole, C
31 Vacant
32 Jenrry Mejia, P
33 Taylor Buchholz, P
34 Mike Pelfrey, P
35 Dillon Gee, P
36 Manny Acosta, P
37 Retired
38 Chris Capuano, P
39 Bobby Parnell, P
40 Vacant
41 Retired
42 Retired
43 R.A. Dickey, P
44 Jason Bay, OF
45 Vacant
46 Oliver Perez, P
47 Vacant
48 Pat Misch, P
49 Jon Niese, P
50 Vacant
51 Chip Hale, 3rd base Coach
52 Dave Hudgens, hitting coach
53 Mookie Wilson, first base coach
54 Dave Racaniello, Bullpen Catcher
55 Ken Oberkfell, bench coach
56 Jon Debus, bullpen coach
57 Johan Santana, P
58 Rafael Arroyo, bullpen catcher
59 Dan Warthen, pitching coach
60-62 Vacant
63 Jordanny Valdespin, INF
64 Josh Stinson, P
65 Zach Lutz, INF
66 Armando Rodriguez, P
67 Manny Alvarez, P
68 Brad Emaus, 2B

69 Vacant
70 Pedro Beato, P
71-74 Vacant
75 Francisco Rodriguez, P
76 Vacant
77 DJ Carrasco, P
78-99 Vacant

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Eric (not verified) on Sun, 01/23/2011 – 4:00pm.
    Just a little comment, the man’s name is Chin-lung Hu, not Chin Lung-Hu.

    That’s all.

    Thanks Eric

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Sun, 01/23/2011 – 4:30pm.
    I’ll get it right by spring training.


    Submitted by EdgyDC on Sun, 01/23/2011 – 11:29pm.
    Emaus, should he break camp, is destined for Chris Woodward’s 4, isn’t he?

    The next 12 will be interesting, with Willie and Frenchy both leaving some bittersweet sauce on it.


    Submitted by Matt B on Mon, 01/24/2011 – 8:05am.
    Mookie will be back in #1 as soon as Castillo is cut.

    12 22

    Submitted by cwebb (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 – 8:56pm.
    12 will most certainly be on hairston as thats what he has always worn it seems. 22 could be willy harris. Interested to see what Young is in?

    Assuming Rule 5 draftee Pedro

    Submitted by Eric (not verified) on Tue, 01/25/2011 – 9:18pm.
    Assuming Rule 5 draftee Pedro Beato makes the roster, he could take 27, his number with the Baltimore organization.

    Both of Chris Young’s career numbers (32, 49) are gone, so that’s a wild card.

    According to,

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 02/15/2011 – 9:44am.
    According to, non-roster invitees:
    20–Jason Pridie, OF
    61–Tobi Stoner, P
    69–John Lujan, P
    71–Kai Gronauer, C
    72–Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF

    More non-roster invitees

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Tue, 02/15/2011 – 5:48pm.
    Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day! Here are some more non-roster invitees…

    4-Russ Adams, IF
    19-Raul Chavez,
    22-Willie Harris, OF
    23-Blaine Boyer, P
    27-Boof Bonser, P
    40-Tim Brydak, P
    47-Taylor Tankersley, P
    50-Michael O’Connor, P
    62-Dusty Ryan, C

    The Mets also had a bullpen session with… wait for it… JASON ISRINGHAUSEN today.

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